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Thread: Norv Turner and AJ Smith are staying in SD. CONFIRMED

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    Norv Turner and AJ Smith are staying in SD. CONFIRMED

    RETURN?

    [url]http://www.chargers.com/news/article-1/Turner-Smith-to-return/847b37ec-c22d-41de-a99a-2ccf24641885[/url]

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    The Chargers are idiots, but every Jet fan should be thanking god that Norv will be nowhere near our sideline.

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    [B]San Diego Chargers Chairman of the Board & President Dean Spanos today officially ended speculation and confirmed that General Manager A.J. Smith and Head Coach Norv Turner will return in 2012.[/B]
    “Bottom line, I believe these two men give us the best chance to get back to the playoffs,” Spanos said. “A.J. Smith is the best man to improve our roster, and Norv Turner is the best man to lead that roster on the field.
    “Together, we have stability and experience that’s hard to find in the NFL. They’ve both been in this league a long time. I don’t think there is anything they haven’t seen or experienced. They’ve led us through some difficult situations.
    “As we’ve seen throughout Norv’s tenure and particularly this past season, the players believe in him, respect him and play hard for him. When we went through that tough stretch, no one quit. The team kept playing hard, and that’s a tribute to Norv’s leadership and the respect the players have for him.
    “Now we will take a hard look at everything, from player evaluation to coaching to the rash of injuries we’ve suffered in recent years. Injuries have killed us. And no one is ever perfect in this business. Player evaluation isn’t an exact science. We need to improve across the board and I’m going to make sure we do.
    “We all have our quirks and faults, but I want A.J. and Norv on my side. They are the right men to help us win a championship.”
    During Smith’s nine-year tenure as general manager (2003-11), the Chargers have won 88 games and five AFC West titles. Only three teams (New England, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh) have won more games or division titles during that time. During the three seasons prior to Smith’s appointment, the Chargers struggled to a 13-35 record. Smith’s 91 overall wins in nine seasons rank second in team history among general managers, just one win behind Sid Gilman’s 92 wins in 11 seasons.
    Since Turner took over as head coach, he has earned an impressive 52-34 overall record (including 3-3 in the postseason), the highest overall winning percentage in franchise history (.605). Other impressive numbers during Turner’s tenure include San Diego’s record in December/January under Turner (21-3), record after Nov. 1 (32-12), and record versus the AFC West (21-9). Only six teams have won more playoff games during that time and only five teams have made more postseason appearances.
    “Despite the number of wins we’ve had, the net bottom line is it doesn’t mean anything unless you win a championship,” Spanos said. “That’s our goal and I am committed to winning a Super Bowl for San Diego.”

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    Never thought he was an option for us anyways. Callahan or Clements

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    [QUOTE=Toooon;4309332]The Chargers are idiots, but every Jet fan should be thanking god that Norv will be nowhere near our sideline.[/QUOTE]

    yes, thank goodness we have schitty leading our offense. God forbid we let norv near the sideline. He only had the #1 offense in the league in 2010 and is top pretty much top 5 every freakin year in offense:eek:

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    [QUOTE=Toooon;4309332]The Chargers are idiots, but every Jet fan should be thanking god that Norv will be nowhere near our sideline.[/QUOTE]

    Why? Horrible head coach, but great OC... Similar to Wade Philips as a DC...look how that worked out for the Texans...

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    [QUOTE=barkus;4309338]yes, thank goodness we have schitty leading our offense. God forbid we let norv near the sideline. He only had the #1 offense in the league in 2010 and is top pretty much top 5 every freakin year in offense:eek:[/QUOTE]

    You do know that P. Rivers, A. Gates, and V. Jackson don't come with him right?

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    Legitimately disappointed in the Turner news. I really wanted him here.

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    [QUOTE=ozu;4309344]Legitimately disappointed in the Turner news. I really wanted him here.[/QUOTE]

    Me too. Same system, intelligent offensive mind

    Still have no idea why he wasn't fired though...

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    [QUOTE=MrJames;4309343]You do know that P. Rivers, A. Gates, and V. Jackson don't come with him right?[/QUOTE]

    He's not a good HC, but an excellent OC

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    Callahan :(

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    [QUOTE=JetStream;4309342]Why? Horrible head coach, but great OC... Similar to Wade Philips as a DC...look how that worked out for the Texans...[/QUOTE]

    That's exactly what I said :yes:

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    [QUOTE=NY State of Mind;4309337]Never thought he was an option for us anyways. [B]Callahan or Clement[/B]s[/QUOTE]

    1-clements
    2-callahan

    though i think callahan is first choice of rex and tanny..listening to leohnard today on joe & evan said rex told team thathe will go back to his style ..translation ground & pound....clements might not fit that style..not sure..

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    Why do I have a horrible feeling that Schotty will be back!! HIRE CALAHAN NOW. He'll be gone in a week.

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    heres hoping to Clements!

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    [URL="https://twitter.com/#%21/ClaytonESPN"]ClaytonESPN[/URL] John Clayton
    With Norv Turner coming back, expect changes on the defensive staff.

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    [QUOTE=TheOne;4309408]heres hoping to Clements![/QUOTE]

    +1

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    Ugh. Worst week in sports in awhile

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    [QUOTE=MrJames;4309343]You do know that P. Rivers, A. Gates, and V. Jackson don't come with him right?[/QUOTE]


    Exactly, and how far has Norv gotten with arguably the best offensive talent in football (don't forget he also had LT in his prime). Norv's reputation comes from his years in Dallas when they had a HOF QB, RB, WR and possibly the best offensive line we've ever seen. He is one of these guys who coaches "not to lose" in the mold of Herm, and I want him nowhere near my team.

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    [QUOTE=Toooon;4309703]Exactly, and how far has Norv gotten with arguably the best offensive talent in football (don't forget he also had LT in his prime). Norv's reputation comes from his years in Dallas when they had a HOF QB, RB, WR and possibly the best offensive line we've ever seen. He is one of these guys who coaches "not to lose" in the mold of Herm, and I want him nowhere near my team.[/QUOTE]

    You have to get the difference of HC vs. OC through your head... Clearly you don't get the difference right now.

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